Product Merchandiser - Calvin Klein Womenswear (Fixed Term Contract)

Calvin Klein
Amsterdam (Gemeente), Noord-Holland (NL)
03 May 2022
03 Jun 2022

About PVH Corp.

PVH is one of the most admired fashion and lifestyle companies in the world.

We power brands that drive fashion forward – for good.

Our brand portfolio includes the iconic CALVIN KLEIN and TOMMY HILFIGER brands. We market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands. PVH has over 40,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and $9.9 billion in annual revenues. That's the Power of Us. That’s the Power of PVH.

About Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand built on iconic essentials and powered by  bold, progressive ideals. The Calvin Klein brands — CK Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Performance — provide us with the opportunity to market products both domestically and internationally at various price points, through multiple distribution channels and to different consumer groups. The Calvin Klein brands are also licensed for a range of products, including fragrance, women's apparel, footwear, eyewear, watches and jewelry in various regions. Global retail sales of products sold under the Calvin Klein brands were approximately $9.4 billion in 2019.

The tiered-brand strategy was established for Calvin Klein to provide a focused, consistent approach to global brand growth and development that preserves the brand's prestige and image. Each of the Calvin Klein brands occupies a distinct marketing identity and position. We believe that Calvin Klein is well positioned over the next few years to establish itself as the world’s favorite brand. With the North Star of "Defying the boundaries of self-expression" guiding its design, marketing and consumer engagement initiatives, we believe that Calvin Klein will convert its investments into ongoing commercial success

The Team

The CK Womenswear Europe Merchandising team is responsible for the planning and implementation of a successful product GTM (Go to Market) strategy that meets the region specific consumer requirements, delivers on the KPI targets, upholds the CK iconic brand image and realizes the global brand direction.

The team is the key contact to support all sales teams with presenting the collection and ensuring effective and consistent communication between the division, regional sales and retail channels.

The Position

The Merchandiser will support all aspects of the CK Womenswear GTM process with focus on the full lifestyle collection and will report into the Merchandise Director. The Merchandiser will have end to end ownership of product groups, colaborating closely with Design, Product Development and Tech, to deliver results Inline with divisional objectives and KPIs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Range planning: drive the creation of seasonal & non-seasonal/capsule range plans aligned with the KPI targets that offer best assortments at the right price positioning for the European market, in line with the brand direction

  • Oversee collection administration within the PLM system (collection build up, maintaining RRPs, Target Margins etc), supported by the Merchandise Coordinator

  • Own, create and execute, in close partnership with the Merchandise Director, seasonal product group strategies to drive product group growth whilst enhancing overall brand message and maintaining a full lifestyle collection

  • Communicate product group strategy and range plan to Design and Development in an effective, clear way that will lead to the best quality, consumer-centric product

  • Milestone meetings: support the Merchandise Director in the preparation of, and present during, key milestone meetings for product reviews, seasonal strategy and seasonal line launches, ensuring alignment on the product strategies per region

  • Translate market demand and trend information into commercially viable product strategies based upon numerical analysis (sell in and sell through numbers, pricing parameters, quantities, competitor analysis etc.)

  • Support the Merchandising Coordinator with the seasonal communication to the sales teams, ensuring that the division supports all market needs and has strong collaboration with all countries in achieving sales targets and growth

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Relevant educational qualification preferred

  • Preferred 3+ years’ experience in a merchandising team within a fashion environment. Womenswear experience preferred.

  • Fluent In English, both written and verbal. Additional languages are a plus

  • Excellent analytic and planning skills

  • Excellent presentation and influencing skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft office (Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Excellent communication, sales, negotiation and presentation skills with the ability to drive conversations with stakeholders and influence the preferred outcome

  • Market trends and fashion awareness as well as a strong commercial understanding

  • Able to frequently travel, if required

  • Team player

  • Able to work in a fast paced environment with deadlines

What You Can Expect from Us:

  • A beautiful state-of-the-art Campus, complete with our very own People's Place Gym and People's Place Cafés 

  • A company culture that fosters development, offering training and learning opportunities through our very own PVH University 

  • An international environment which respects diversity, equality, and individuality 

  • A smart work program that empowers our associates to work at their preferred location within a flexible schedule 

  • A chance to unwind with weekly social activities 

Please include a cover letter with your application. We would love to know why this is THE role for you!

PVH Europe and our brands, TOMMY HILFIGER and CALVIN KLEIN, are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community of associates with a strong sense of belonging. We believe we are bettered by all forms of diversity, and take pride in working with top talent from every walk of life and corner of the world. In the spirit of inclusivity, qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, ethnicity, ability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation.